Posts Tagged ‘Grunge’

Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” performed by jazz trio The Charlie Hunter Trio

July 25, 2008

Skip to about the 2:24 mark to avoid the Eurodouche host.

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Misheard Pearl Jam Lyrics, No. 2-“Black”

July 24, 2008

I featured misheard lyrics to Pearl Jam’s “Yellow Ledbetter” some time ago. Now, enjoy the same treatment of “Black”, one of my favorite songs.

Recording Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

July 14, 2008

Recording Nirvana Part 4: Smells Like Teen Spirit. Deconstructed by Butch Vig
July 7th, 2008 by Christian Cummings

The “coupe de grace” that killed crappy metal, this song and the recording of Smells Like Teen Spirit changed the face of music. In part 4, Nevermind producer Butch Vig again solo’s out sections of the multi-track, showcasing the vocals, the solo, and the energy. Truly awesome insight into an infamous song. Also, I dig how Kurt’s voice sounds like he’s been gargling acid by the end of the track.

Even though Pro Tools seems to be up in the mix, I’m glad to see Butch is still working on his SSL.

The video for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Robots in bands get all the girls

June 25, 2008

The Trons of New Zealand.

From the band’s Myspace page

The Trons are a completely self playing robotic junk band! They are made mostly from old computer and mechanical parts and play original songs using an array of old amps and instruments. They now have five gigs under their belt and have just completed Hamilton’s Ignition Fringe Festival.

Nirvana’s video for “In Bloom”

June 9, 2008

Should’ve posted this yesterday along with the video explaining the recording process. Oh well, enjoy.

Recording Nirvana pt. 2-“Polly”

June 9, 2008

Recording Nirvana Part 2: “Poly” Deconstructed by Butch Vig
June 8th, 2008 by Christian Cummings

Much like in Part 1 where he examines “In Bloom”, Recording Nirvana Part 2 focuses on Butch dissecting the song Poly. In this video he solos out sections of the song, talks about the trials and tribulations of recording the record, and demonstrates how simplicity in production can be beautiful and intense.

I’ve always loved the acoustic guitar sound on this song, it sounds like a well recorded piece of crap, but it fits the vibe perfectly. I also love the fact that not only did Kurt Kobain blow the start, but he also blew the re-intro into the 2nd verse, and they kept it! I always wondered about that.

-Christian

from MixMyMusic.net

And Nirvana performing “Polly” in their MTV Unplugged show, which happens to be one of my favorite albums.

Nirvana’s “In Bloom”-breaking down the recording

June 8, 2008

From one of my favorite albums of all time. Cool insight into recording a song.